On Exhibit: A Veteran’s Journey From a Life in War to Art

From Iran to Thailand to the United States. For others, this may seem like an itinerary for an epic adventure. For Russel Fadavi, this was an itinerary for survival.

Art School Pride: Academy of Art Alumni at the 2019 Oscars *UPDATE*

The golden statues have all been given out, and we're proud to report that three of the films in our nominations list below actually got to bring home (at least) one each! Congratulations again to…

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Alumni Tips for a Career in Multimedia Communications

Multimedia communications provides exciting career opportunities to those with the ability to grab the attention of potential employers and make a great impression. As exemplified by two of Academy…

Mark Cofer - School of Music Production Alumni

School of Music Alumni Scores The Handmaid’s Tale Super Bowl Ad

The last time we heard of Mark Cofer (and it wasn't that too long ago, really), he was busy writing musical scores for major motion pictures and trailers for major Hollywood productions, like…

RJ Palmer for Detective Pikachu

Illustration Alumni RJ Palmer Draws for Detective Pikachu

What are the odds of getting hired for a major project by putting your work online? It's pretty good, apparently, going by School of Illustration alum RJ Palmer's story.  That's exactly how he landed…

Sonder by Soba Productions

Award-Winning Film by Animation School Alumni Uses Revolutionary Gaming Tech

2018 was quite the eventful year for Sonder, a film written and directed by Academy of Art University animation school alumnus and instructor Neth Nom.

Mareesa Sanchez: Animator Who Helped Build Ralph Who Broke the Internet

A successful animation career doesn’t bloom overnight. But with hard work, dedication, and a strong education, one can certainly grow. Academy of Art University alumna Mareesa Sanchez learned this…

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2018 Wrap-Up: 5 Academy of Art University Alumni Who Deserve a Shout-Out

Academy of Art University’s programs teach students the skills they need to succeed in their dream careers. Before we switch out our calendars for 2019, let’s turn back the clock and meet five of our…

The Personal Journey: Q&A with School of Photography Alumna

The Personal Journey: Q&A with School of Photography Alumna

Each year, Academy of Art University hosts its much-anticipated Spring Show, an event where more than 1,000 students from over 30 areas of study (including the School of Photography) proudly display…

MFA Photography Student Featured in Vogue Italia

MFA Photography Student JK Wong Featured in Vogue Italia

At 22 years old, JK Wong has been published in Vogue Italia 37 times. That’s just the beginning for the Academy of Art University School of Photography MFA student. Although she only picked up a…